Ohemgeeee, I love breakfast food! I’m not sure if it’s the food itself (although, I DO love me some quality eggs in every form), or that I just get really excited about it because it’s the first meal of the day. Either way, breakfast food makes me happy, and it makes me even happier if it’s Mexican. If huevos racheros is on the brunch menu, I don’t even consider ordering anything else.
I sent out this recipe to my email subscribers a week ago, but several people who have missed it have been asking about it, so here it is! I love shakshukas because not only are they homey and delicious, they are so pretty as well. There’s nothing better than looking at bright yellow eggs simmered in delicious red tomato sauce. I know shakshukas originate from the Middle East, but I don’t see anything wrong with putting a Mexican twist on it with some spices, olives, and avocados (and cheese)!
The best thing about this dish is that it’s a one pot meal, so the clean up is easy (that alone makes it a great dish in my book). It’s also a great one to make for friends and family because it’s easy to put together but so fancy and colorful to look at! If you end up making this, please let me know below about how it turned out. I love reading all your comments and reviews on my recipes!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I love any good excuse to feast on Mexican food, my favorite cuisine, and that’s what this day is for me. Back in college, it also meant getting copiously wasted on shots of tequila and endless amount of margaritas. These days, it’s mostly about the food… but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a little bit of a spiked cocktail now and then, right?
I first tried horchata when I used to live in New York City. My friends and I went to a Mexican restaurant and I saw it for the first time on the menu, and decided to try it out. This was before I found out about my dairy sensitivity, and while I truly joined how creamy and sweet it was (it was like a delicious, cinnamon-y milkshake!), my stomach did not at all later that night. Needless to say, I haven’t tried it again since.
Well, I thought it was time to introduce horchata back into my life without the dairy part. Because 1) it’s Cinco de Mayo and 2) I think a rum-spiked creamy cocktail that won’t make me sick is a good thing to add to my life. Them’s the facts. This paleo horchata feels so decadent but it’s made with all clean, healthy ingredients, and sweetened with a touch of honey. You can even make it for the entire family and add the alcohol at the end for the adults. I highly encourage you make this and enjoy it with a side of tacos, guacamole, and sombreros!
I’m so happy it’s almost the weekend. It’s been a rough week. Getting back in the groove of things after a holiday is always difficult, but I’ve been crazy busy, and 2 days ago I skidded in my car in the rain and almost got into an accident. I’ve been in a funk ever since and I can’t shake off the scary feeling of experiencing almost running my car into a telephone pole.
Someone told me before moving to NorCal, that it doesn’t rain much here. They lied so hard. It’s been raining off and on for 7 days straight, and it supposed to for the next week. Now that I’m terrified of driving in the rain, I think I’ll just hole up in my apartment for the weekend, watch Christmas movies, and go online shopping for myself my Christmas list.
Speaking of which, we are planning on getting our Christmas tree and decorating the apartment. Yay! Christmas lights always make me happy. Oh! And if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I just received my first cow share ever from Morris Grassfed and I’m so excited to cook and eat some great meals. Like this stuffed squash I made. So.. things are looking up for me (hopefully).
Are you sick of squash yet this season? I’m not, clearly. They are my favorite. So is Mexican food. I always say if I can only have 1 type of cuisine for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican. So basically, I loved this dish a lot.
I love that you can add whatever you want to this. It’s basically like potato skins, so load up with sour cream, cheese, salsa, hot sauce, or whatever’s your jam. Have a great weekend, all!